In brief: St John Vianney finalist in contest
SPOKANE VALLEY – St. John Vianney Catholic School is a finalist in a national contest to win Imagination Playground equipment that includes oversized foam blocks that can be used inside or outdoors.
Twelve schools have been selected as finalists in the contest and the four schools with the most votes will receive the equipment.
The contest is sponsored by the nonprofit KaBoom! and Merck Consumer Care, which makes Children’s Claritin. People can visit the Claritin Facebook page to cast their vote. School supporters can vote once a day during the contest, which ends Oct. 31.
Church offering free lunches
SPOKANE VALLEY – Community of Christ Church has started its free summer lunch program and has been drawing between 80 and 100 people a day.
The church started the program three years ago to fill the gap between the start of school and when other free summer lunch programs typically end.
The lunches are available to all ages, not just children. Lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until Aug. 28. There will also be activities for children each day.
The church is at 11515 E. Broadway Ave.
Adopt a cat today for $15 at SCRAPS
SPOKANE COUNTY – Cats are available for adoption today for $15 from Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.
SCRAPS officials said the chances of reuniting a lost cat with its family are as low as 3 percent.
“Every day we have well-fed, well-taken-care-of cats come into our shelter,” said SCRAPS Director Nancy Hill.
This means the SCRAPS cages are now full of well-behaved cats in need of new owners. Adoptions include spaying or neutering, vaccinations, a microchip and a license.
The shelter, 2521 N. Flora Road, is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. today.
For more information, call (509) 477-2532.